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Granola Recipe

Granola Recipe

This classic granola recipe is the perfect way to get a daily dose of fibre and protein, and is the greatest picker-upper during a difficult day at work or between workouts.

Classic granola recipe:

  • 4 cups of oatmeal
    This granola recipe uses old-fashioned oats, not the instant variety. Let’s go back to grandma’s kitchen.
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
    Brown sugar gives the granola the decadent, slightly nutty flavour that also enhances the natural essence of the other ingredients.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    The use of nutmeg is optional, but it does give the granola a unique twist when blended together with the cinnamon.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
    The sesame seed oil will bring out the earthiness of the oats in a very delicate, but delicious way.
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
    Look in your cupboards, any dried fruit will do, whether that be raisins, cranberries, or cherries.
  • 1/2 cup raw, toasted, seed or nuts

Kitchen Items

  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Spoon for Mixing
  • Spatula for Spreading
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Cookie Sheet/Baking Sheet
  • Large Airtight Jar

Instructions

1.Wash your hands.
2.Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
3.Combine your dry ingredients in the large bowl, with the exception of the dried fruit and nuts. Mix well
4.Combine the wet ingredient in the small bowl, and combine well.
5.Now pour the combined wet ingredients over the mixed dry ingredients.
6.This is the fun part. With your hands, mix the ingredients together till the oats are fully coated with the wet ingredients.
7.Using the spatula, spread the oat mixture on the baking sheet.
8.Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
9.Remove from the oven, turn over oats then replace in the oven for 10 minutes more until lightly browned.
10.Remove from the oven and allow to cool while stirring intermittently to prevent hardening of the mixture.
11.When cool add the dried nuts, fruits and seeds to the oats,and toss together.
12.Store in the airtight jar for 2 to 3 weeks.

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